Feeding the world’s growing population
New Zealand’s reputation as a quality food producer is growing.
The Fertiliser Association of New Zealand promotes and encourages responsible and scientifically-based nutrient management.
31 March 2017
This submission seeks a narrowing of the list of raw organic materials which are suitable for having notable fertilising and soil conditioning properties. It questions the use of nitrogen application limits as the primary land application control.
8 March 2017
This submission provides feedback on the proposed plan to reduce the amount of contaminants entering into the Waikato and Waipā catchments. We support a collaborative approach, on a catchment basis, staged over realistic timeframes to allow for transition and development of capability. We also seek national consistency in programmes.
1 September 2016
The Marlborough Environment Plan sets controls on land use and development. We support the overall intent of the Plan. However, we advocate using and applying Farm Environment Plans and industry agreed Good Management Practice to achieve the objectives of the plan.
1 August 2016
This submission examines the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan, which is aimed at enabling the sustainable use and development of natural resources. We support its overall intent, but seek simplification of some of the farming rules, and clarification of terms and definitions.
15 July 2016
We provide comment on the Civil Agricultural Aviation Authority jettison rules, and application of industry standards and codes of practice.
27 April 2016
We support many aspects of this plan. However, we are generally opposed to the Regional Council’s approach to nutrient management. We seek clarity on the application and representation of ‘Reference Files’, and support the proposed Nutrient Management Plan changes and use of Certified Nutrient Management Advisers.
22 April 2016
This submission provides feedback on the Ministry for the Environment’s consultation document for Freshwater Review. It calls for national consistency in terms and approach to water quality management. It also raises the importance of realistic timeframes and certainty for land users.
11 March 2016
This submission expresses the fertiliser industry’s opinion that the fertiliser proxy in the Farm Portal is fundamentally flawed. It advocates alternative methods for arriving at or describing Good Management Practice N loss values.
23 October 2015
This submission aims to ensure that the planning framework provides for agricultural activities, particularly nutrient management. It seeks clarity in definitions and some provisions, and a new Plan ‘Objective’ to provide for primary production land-use. We support the use of Nutrient Management Plans.
2 June 2015
This submission emphasises the need for a global response to address climate change. Funding and focus should be on targeting solutions which could be adopted internationally. It recognises New Zealand’s unique emissions profile amongst OECD countries and the need to transition cost-effectively to a low emissions economy.